WDSD 2020 “We decide!” – Austria

„Ich bin Nicola. Seit vielen Jahren schon interessiere ich mich sehr für die Politik in unserem Land. Ich kenne die wichtigsten Politiker und ihre Parteien. Und bin sehr stolz, auch selbst wählen zu dürfen. Denn die Gesetze in unserem Land haben ja einen direkten Einfluss auf mein Leben. Meine Stimme – meine Entscheidung!“

“My name ist Nicola. I am interested in politics of our country for many years. I know the most important politicians and the political parties. And I am very proud of having the right to vote, because legislation in our country has direct influence on my life. My voice – I decide!”

All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives.
Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Starting on 1 March 2020, we show 21 examples of people with Down syndrome from across Europe to make clear: “We Decide”.